Miscellany

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    US job growth slows, but wages rebound strongly

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:34pm on January 06, 2017

    US employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labour market momentum that sets up the economy for...

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    Trump threatens Toyota over Mexican plant

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 10:33pm on January 06, 2017

    The Japanese government defended Toyota Motor Corp on Friday as an ‘important corporate citizen’ of the United States, after president-elect Donald Trump singled out the...

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    India braces for growth chill after cash crackdown

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:28pm on January 06, 2017

    India on Friday predicted robust economic growth in the fiscal year that ends in March, but without fully accounting for the disruption caused by prime...

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    IBBL undergoes major board, mgt shake-up

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:27pm on January 06, 2017

    Major changes were brought about in the board of directors and management team of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited on Thursday...

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    Prices of broiler, beef increase

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:22pm on January 06, 2017

    The prices of broiler and beef went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to an increase in the demand...

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    Capital machinery import jumps in Jul-Nov

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:17pm on January 06, 2017

    Import payment for capital machinery increased by 80.80 per cent to US$ 2.49 billion in the first five months (July-November) of the current financial year...

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    India to produce less sugar as drought wilts cane crop

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 11:15pm on January 05, 2017

    India’s sugar production in 2016/17 is likely to fall to 22 million tonnes, down 4.3 per cent from an earlier estimate, as mills in its...

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    Minimum wage for pharma sector raised to Tk 8,050

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:52pm on January 02, 2017

    The Minimum Wage Board has finalised the minimum wages for the pharmaceutical sector workers at Tk 8,050 as gross monthly pay from the exiting Tk...

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    Nurul Amin re-elected BAFEDA chairman

    Business Desk | Updated at 01:53am on January 02, 2017

    Mohammed Nurul Amin, managing director and chief executive officer of Meghna Bank, has recently been re-elected chairman of the Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association, said...

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    Nayeem becomes SAFA president

    Business Desk | Updated at 01:50am on January 02, 2017

    ASM Nayeem has been appointed as president of the South Asian Federation of Accountants for the year 2017 with an effect from Sunday, said a...

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